Posts by Katie Couric

  • The three sides to the immigration story

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric 3 days ago

    By Katherine Brinn

    Executive action on immigration. What does that mean exactly?

    It's a way for the president to make a major change to immigration policy without consulting Congress, and this one could ease the fears of many undocumented immigrants … for now.

    In an announcementon Thursday, President Obama unveiled a reform plan that will allow 5 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States without having to worry about getting deported.

    It's a move the president is allowed to make without getting the green light from Congress, but that doesn't meanlawmakersare happy about it.

    In fact, many of them, like House Speaker John Boehner, feel that his announcement amounts to an abuse of power, and they're threatening to retaliate — some have even threatened to sue the president.

     

  • Tallulah Willis bares all for the 'What's Underneath Project'

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric 6 days ago

    Like many teenagers, Tallulah Willis suffered from body image and self-esteem issues.  This, she says, led to struggles with body dysmorphia and substance abuse. These are difficult challenges for any young person, but, since she was raised by two famous parents, her insecurities played out on the public stage.

    Now 20, Willis is learning to love herself and be more self accepting. On Tuesday she fearlesslyshaved her head and shared video of the transformation on Instagram, something she may not have had the confidence to do when she was younger.

    “I had people when I was 13 telling me how ugly I was, and  how could two beautiful actors create such hideous troll children?” the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.

    The raw video series features individuals of all shapes and sizes speaking freely to the camera as they remove articles of clothing, down to their underwear.

    For Willis, it is a way to proudly celebrate her sobriety, and she hopes to help others by sharing her story.

  • Global Girl Power: Glamour's 'Girl Project' to send girls to school

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric 10 days ago

    For the past 24 years, Glamour Magazine has hosted the Women of the Year Awards honoring celebrities, politicians, and athletes, along with other inspiring and empowering women. In an exclusive interview series, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes backstage at Carnegie Hall to speak with some of the honorees of 2014. In this video, the Editor-in-Chief of Glamour Magazine Cindi Leive introduces "The Girl Project," which is an endeavor committed to sending girls to school who live in countries where access to education is prohibited or hampered due to cultural or economic constraints. One of the 9 student honorees, Ana Cecilia from Honduras and presenter, actress Frieda Pinto, join Couric to share intimately the obstacles that many of these brave girls from around the world face.

     

     

  • Lupita Nyong’o on success: I hope to 'open doors for people like me'

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric 10 days ago

    For the past 24 years, Glamour Magazine has hosted the Women of the Year Awards honoring celebrities, politicians, and athletes, along with other inspiring and empowering women. In an exclusive interview series, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes backstage at Carnegie Hall to speak with some of the honorees of 2014. In this video, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o sits down with her presenter, director Mira Nair to speak with Couric.  Nyong’o talks about her memorable year, the impact she’s had on redefining what it means to be beautiful in Hollywood and the influence Nair has had on her life and her career.

     

  • Laverne Cox on Transgender Equality: 'We have a long way to go in terms of public policy'

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric 12 days ago

    For the past 24 years, Glamour Magazine has hosted the Women of the Year Awardshonoring celebrities, politicians, and athletes, along with other inspiring and empowering women. In an exclusive interview series, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes backstage at Carnegie Hall to speak with some of the honorees of 2014. In this video, “Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox sits down with her presenter, Jodie Foster to speak with Couric.  Cox talks about having Foster direct the Netflix original series for which they both received an Emmy nomination. Cox also discussed the personal responsibility she feels as a transgender woman to educate people about gender identity, and issues relating to the LGBT community.

     

  • Robin Roberts to young girls: 'Obstacles help us grow' and make us better people

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric 13 days ago

    For the past 24 years, Glamour Magazine has hosted theWomen of the Year Awardshonoring celebrities, politicians, and athletes, along with other inspiring and empowering women. In an exclusive interview series, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes backstage at Carnegie Hall to speak with some of the honorees of 2014. In this video, winner Robin Roberts and her award presenter, Shonda Rhimes talk to Katie about life lessons learned, beating cancer, diversifying television and their unflinching commitment to being true to themselves and their audiences.

     

  • Stephen Colbert on Mindy Kaling: I’m 'incredibly impressed’ and a big fan

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric 13 days ago

    For the past 24 years, Glamour Magazine has hosted theWomen of the Year Awardshonoring celebrities, politicians, and athletes, along with other inspiring and empowering women. In an exclusive interview series, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes backstage at Carnegie Hall to speak with some of the honorees of 2014. In this video, Mindy Kaling sits down with her presenter, Stephen Colbert, to speak with Couric.  Colbert reveals his daughter got him to watch “The Mindy Project,” and he has been a big fan of Kaling’s ever since. 

     

  • Backstage: Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News 14 days ago

    Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Laverne Cox of "Orange is the New Black" on why she asked Jodi Foster to present her Glamour Woman of the Year Award. The answer: admiration, advocacy and just a little bit of stalking.

    GMA's Robin Roberts and now Glamour Woman of the Year tells Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric that she may not have felt glamorous while she battled cancer, but those battles have made her a stronger sister, girlfriend and journalist.

    In an interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric it's easy to see why Mindy Kaling is "everyone's BFF".  The writer, producer and actor explains why she was thrilled to have Stephen Colbert  present her with the Glamour Woman of the Year Award.

    Glamour Woman of the Year Lupita Nyong’o tells Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric how her forgetful father almost derailed a now Oscar-winning career.

     

  • Chelsea Clinton on motherhood: 'I'm so happy'

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric 14 days ago

    For the past 24 years, Glamour Magazine has hosted the Women of the Year Awardshonoring celebrities, politicians, and athletes, along with other inspiring and empowering women. In an exclusive interview series, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes backstage at Carnegie Hall to speak with some of the honorees of 2014. In this video, Chelsea Clinton talks to Katie about her work with the Clinton Foundation to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide, as well as her sleepless yet "magical" experience as a new mother.

     

  • Barbra Streisand's mission to end heart disease in women

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric 20 days ago

    By Brad Marshland Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. Heart disease is now the No. 1 killer of women, causing more deaths than all cancers combined. And yet only 56 percent of American women realize that heart disease is their greatest health threat. To combat this gap in understanding – and the heart disease epidemic itself – Barbra Streisand has co-founded the Women's Heart Alliance, a collaboration between the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospitalin Los Angeles and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Instituteat NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

    Prevention

    •    Chest pressure •    Shortness of breath •    Light-headedness •    Indigestion, nausea or vomiting •    Pain in arms, neck, jaw or stomach •    Overwhelming fatigue •    Cold sweats